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Hunter survives 6 days without water in Australian Outback

Recreational hunter eats ants to survive 6 days without water while lost in Australian Outback

Hunter survives 6 days without water in Australian Outback

PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Police say a 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants.

Police Superintendent Andy Greatwood says Reg Foggerdy left a car driven by his brother late Wednesday in pursuit of a camel in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia state.

Police trackers found the former miner sitting under a tree on Tuesday morning 15 kilometers (9 miles) from where he became lost.

Greatwood says Foggerdy spent the last two days sitting under a tree eating black ants.

He says Foggerdy "was extremely dehydrated, disoriented and basically delusional."

Foggerdy was airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for hospital treatment.


Updated : 2021-09-18 09:46 GMT+08:00